Six Tribes Receive First Federal Grants to Assume More Control Over Schools

The small grants are part of the Obama administration's pledge to improve the quality of schooling in federally funded Bureau of Indian Education schools.


New York To Review Districts' Enrollment Policies for Unaccompanied Minors

After reports that undocumented children were not being allowed to enroll in some local districts, New York State officials said they will review policies of the school systems which have seen large influxes of unaccompanied minors.


Testing Consortium Awards Contract for English-Learner Assessment

The WIDA consortium has chosen a Minnesota company to score its new, common-core aligned English-language proficiency assessment that will debut in 2015-16.


Georgia's Preschool Providers to Learn How to Better Support English-Learners

As a result of Georgia's Race to the Top-Early Learning challenge grant, state preschool and early-care providers will be trained to identify and support dual-language learners.


Florida's First Formal Move Against the U.S. Dept. of Ed on ELL Testing

Scott sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, requesting a hearing on the issue before the Office of the Administrative Law Judges.


North Carolina's Convincing Case for Dual-Language Learning

Three years of test data show that students in all demographic groups who were in two-way dual-language programs outscored their peers who were not in dual language on state reading and math exams.


Ed. Dept. and Florida Continue Face-off on Testing of English-Language Learners

Florida officials are reportedly planning to take legal action against the department this week in a clash over the question of when the performance of ELLs should factor into the state's accountability system.


Feds to Discuss School Challenges With Native American Students

Officials with the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education and the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights will visit tribal communities to discuss a host of school climate issues.


For English-Learners, an Effective Teacher in Any Language Is What Matters

What's more important for English-learners? A great overall teacher or a teacher with ELL certification?


N.C. District Pursues More Volunteer Opportunities for Undocumented Parents

Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., school officials found a way to permit more undocumented parents to volunteer in limited roles.


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